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Senior General Accountant - Portland, Oregon - 106173

Date: Sep 24, 2021

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

The successful candidate in this position will provide professional accounting services utilizing appropriate accounting principles. Activities may include preparation and review of: journal entries and account reconciliations; work papers and other schedules; internal/external financial statements; management reports and analysis of financial, tax and/or economic data.


  • Compile data, analyze, review and lead the lease accounting functions including use of the lease accounting system as well as preparation of related journal entries, account reconciliations and periodic deliverables supporting external filings;
  • Lead the debt-related accounting functions including preparation of key inputs, journal entries, account reconciliations and periodic deliverables supporting external filings as well as accounting for new debt issuances;
  • Cross-train with and assist the accounting specialist in the monthly, quarterly and annual joint venture accounting responsibilities including performing the monthly cutback process, preparing invoices and journal entries, and responding to customer questions and audit requests; 
  • Maintain compliance with internal controls in above areas; 
  • Perform other corporate accounting responsibilities including cross-training and filling in for various members of the accounting team as needs arise;
  • Perform analytical and reporting tasks: gather information from other departments, interface with various levels of management and prepare and/or review supporting work papers in a manner conducive to achieving compliance with our internal controls and procedures.
  • Review accounting transactions for accuracy of entry and classification.
  • Perform ad hoc reporting, including drafting of responses to data requests from state regulatory commissions, external auditors, other regulatory bodies and other internal requests.
  • Notify business units and management of potential problems identified, which may be critical, complex, sensitive or urgent in nature, and work through resolutions as appropriate. 
  • Consult, resolve and/or recommend alternatives to internal/external customer issues which may be critical, complex, sensitive, or urgent in nature.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of five years relevant work experience that has contributed to the development of skills in accounting, including the ability to gather and analyze complex financial data and provide written explanations based upon analysis.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers, including spreadsheet applications, when conducting analysis and financial modeling.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with people at all levels of an organization, including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team. 


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or an advanced degree.
  • SAP financial modules competence.
  • General understanding of utility regulation and the FERC Code of Regulations.
  • Advanced knowledge of GAAP, company accounting policies, procedures and practices and company accounting systems; an understanding of the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. 

Additional Information

Req ID: 106173 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Portland 
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: No Selection 
Personnel Subarea: EXEMPT 
Hiring Range: 71,100.00 - 83,600.00 


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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